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Facelift - Hyundai Tucson 1.6 Turbo 'S' (A)
19 Oct 2018  |  Hyundai Reviews
The facelifted Hyundai Tucson sports a fresh design inside and out, but are these tweaks enough for the mid-sized SUV to stand out in a competitive segment?
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   Consumer Reviews of Hyundai Tucson
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OVERALL RATING
 
1 Reviewer
3.5 out of 5
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Comfort
4/5 Reliability
4/5
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Handling
4/5 Features
3/5
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Exterior Styling
4/5 Interior Design
3/5
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Value for money
3/5 Engine Performance
4/5
1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers said they would recommend this vehicle to a friend.
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lun71
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122 points
101 forum posts Joined on 22-Sep-2016
Good and refined SUV  Posted on 14 Jan 2019
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I will recommend this vehicle to a friend
Overall Rating
 
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Comfort 4/5 Reliability 4/5
Handling 4/5 Features 3/5
Exterior Styling 4/5 Interior Design 3/5
Value for money 3/5 Engine Performance 4/5
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I have test drove a 2 years old BMW X1 1.5T before I have tried on the Tucson.
In comparison, X1 engine feel coarse and power just adequate. While Tucson in contrast was an impressively refined and very quiet engine, with good and immediate pickup.

Looks and Features
The cabin material and design have definitely improved over the pre-facelift model but however still kinda feeling cheap than being premium or classy.
There are still slightly shortfall of full features by just comparing with Hyundai own lower end models such as:
Only driver safety window - i30 has ALL safety one touch windows
Only driver electric seat - Avante and Ioniq SR has driver electric seat with memory function
No ventilated seats - Avante and Ioniq SR comes with that
The so-called SMART electric tailgate only delivery with HALF of the requirements. It works great for loading to the boot. However if you are doing unloading, you will still needs to place down the load and press on the button to close the tailgate. As such VW kicks sensor would makes more sense.

The ride
When I start up the engine, I was wondering if it really has been fire up as there wasn't a single vibration feedback that the engine was started. Only managed to test drive on normal road the ride was extremely quiet even when the SE has pressed on the sport mode to impress me. However the proclaim sports suspension was kinda of let down as I have experienced some roller coaster ride on the stretch of uneven road back to the showroom. But this was after the sports mode being activated.

What I like
Comfort and very quiet ride

Very refined engine

7 speed DCT is definitely a quick shifter making the ride to be very engaging
Lots of head and legs room which is actually equivalent to Harrier and more than Forester

Great with rear recline seats. Rear passengers are well taken care of

Styling looks great

What I do not like
Features are still on the down side be it comparing with its counterparts or with other brands SUV in this segment. For instance, qashqai and forester have the extra features such as smart cruise control, driver alert and auto braking etc

The proclaim sports suspension may encourage sporty and engaging ride but having great compromise on comfort

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Hyundai Tucson
3.5 stars - based on 1 reviews